Environment

Recommended Links

  • Environment Canada
    Educators can choose from six 30-minute learning centres for their grade 5 or 6 students, building skills in literacy, communication, reflection and problem-solving. Developed directly from provincial and territorial curriculum documents, topics include ways to prepare for and predict various weather and/or air quality conditions, how media, peers and family affect decisions, outdoor safety, and environmental health issues.
  • Canadian Space Agency
    In this section, not only will you find downloadable documents for educators and students of all ages divided into popular themes such as robotics, spacewalking, microgravity, ISS, astronomy, etc., you will also find other learning tools like: archived Webcasts and Mission Websites (highlighting the science behind past Canadian space missions) among other things.
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
    Put scientific and technological theory into practice. Engage with contemporary issues surrounding transportation and energy. This program was developed in partnership with Transport Canada's ecoTECHNOLOGY for Vehicles program.
  • Government of Canada
    Watch the video, then use the lesson plan in the classroom! These 20 Earthtones videos cover a wide variety of environmental topics - like alternative fuels, DDT, ice cores and wheat breeding - and each has a custom lesson plan.
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
    Expedition Arctic is a bilingual online project aimed at youth aged 14 to 29. The site was produced by the Canadian Museum of Nature and Students on Ice, in collaboration with the Virtual Museum of Canada. It follows four experts from the Canadian Museum of Nature and two teenage participants during an expedition to Canada’s Eastern Arctic and western Greenland in July 2012. There are documentary HD videos, interactive maps, gorgeous landscapes, colourful photos, and blog posts that enliven this journey of discovery to reveal some of the biodiversity associated with the Arctic (mammals, plants, fossils and algae). The site also includes lesson plans for teachers and in-depth profiles of 28 specimens from the Canadian Museum of Nature’s world-class Arctic collections.
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
    Try one of these 30 interactive activities to learn about dinosaurs, the meteorite that caused a massive extinction, what we know about ancient mammal species, climate change through time and much more.
  • Environment Canada
    Find lesson plans about water covering subjects like clean water, how water is used as a resource, water conservation and how climate change might affect water use.
  • Library and Archives Canada
    Visit this collection of resources to find book lists, digitized images and texts, recommended websites, lesson plans organized by grade and subject, and a toolkit of tips for students and teachers.
  • Environment Canada
    The youth of today are tomorrow's future; it is important to educate them at an early age on the importance of having a sustainable environment and preventing pollution. Incorporating pollution prevention into classroom lessons and activities will encourage youth to practise environmental protection as they get older.
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
    The Canada Science and Technology Museum's programs and workshops are designed to inspire students and bring your curriculum to life. Support materials, available upon reserving a program, help you to make the most of these unique educational experiences.
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
    Read the adventure, then take the quiz! These activities cover climate change with topics like rising sea levels, getting clues from glaciers, changes in weather patterns, and more.
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
    Bring nature into the classroom, or learn about it at the museum, with this collection of lesson plans, tours, glossaries, videos and activities covering biodiversity, native plants, climate change and much more.
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
    Increase your awareness of the consequences of global warming. Explore common elements of weather, the greenhouse effect, and climate change. Discover what we can all do to slow down the production of greenhouse gases and the resulting environmental damage.